Creating A Gray Zone: Challenges For Media Producers In The Digital World

shockleewebpic_creategrayzoneElliot Harmon, the Communications Manager at Creative Commons gives a bit of insight into the copyright landscape of creative works in this video by Swissnex San Francisco. When it comes to intellectual property, there is a big gap that lies between the classification of works that are assigned as either public domain or all rights reserved. In the middle of these, exists ‘the gray zone’ where remix, sample culture, creative commons, fair use and new innovative ways to explore, share and exploit creative works lives.

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DRM Chair Makes A Statement

What would the world be like if we applied the DRM concept of access control technology – that has become so popularly applied [and hated] to digital music for instance, to other everyday things?

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Hank Shocklee Featured In Upcoming Documentary ‘DUST: The Art Of Sampling’

SAE Institute is putting the finishing touches on a documentary coming out this summer called ‘DUST: the Art of Sampling’. In this snippet, our own Hank Shocklee, discusses the legal landscape of sampling and analyzes how these limitations affect producers and the sampling community.

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The Pop Culture Mashup: A Live Song Made of 39 Samples

Watch Madeon, a 17 Year old pop/house producer from France mash up 39 of his favorite songs in FL Studio & Ableton Live and play them live on his Novation Launchpad & Zero SL MKII USB MIDI controller.

Look at this long tracklist of the songs used in a little over 3 minutes. How many of these samples can you really recognize?

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Future Music Magazine Gives BOMB SQUAD: Tactical Beats & Sample Artillery High Marks!

The quintessential magazine and bible for most serious music producers worldwide Future Music Magazine battle tests our BOMB SQUAD: Tactical Beats & Sample Artillery sample pack and gives it a glowing review and a score of 10 out of 10! You can’t get no higher!

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BOMB SQUAD Remix Competition Now Open Till Thurs July 21st!

Due to popular demand we have just extended the deadline one more week!

You now have until Thursday July 21st submit your track to the BOMB SQUAD: Tactical Beats and Sample Artillery remix competition!

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BOMB SQUAD: Tactical Beats and Sample Artillery Now Available!

BOMB SQUAD: Tactical Beats And Sample Artillery is now available – a massive array of over 1GB of original BOMB SQUAD audio samples exclusively sound designed and engineered by Hank Shocklee for Loopmasters.

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Enter The BOMB SQUAD Remix Competition

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YOUR MISSION:
Enter The Remix Competition For BOMB SQUAD: Tactical Beats and Sample Artillery

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Download The BOMB SQUAD: Tactical Beats and Sample Artillery Info Manual

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Audio anarchists… big system beatmakers… music mashers… sound system steppers… breakbeat battlers… filtering freaks… multiband microloopers… progressive programmers… creative composers… Get ready…

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Shocklee Joins Forces With Loopmasters For New Sample Pack – BOMB SQUAD: Tactical Beats And Sample Artillery

This one’s for all the producers…

Loopmasters are proud to announce that we’ve joined up with Hank Shocklee of the legendary Bomb Squad and we’ll be adding him to our ever growing list of talent to the Artist Series very soon!

“BOMB SQUAD: Tactical Beats And Sample Artillery” will contain a massive array of over 800MB of original BOMB SQUAD audio samples exclusively sound designed and engineered by Shocklee for Loopmasters – hits, loops, beats, bass and the trademark noise Shocklee is well famous for.

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